Feng Shui for the Home (Part 1)
Start the year right with these reminders from Master Hanz Cua
2015 is the year of the Wood Sheep. According to Master Hanz Cua, there are many ways to invite abundance into our homes. Take note of these tips as we usher in a new year.
- Clean it up!
Welcome 2015 with a completely clean home. Get rid of old or broken appliances and gadgets; scrub the walls, wipe the countertops, vacuum the floors. Then, “cleanse” your home by burning incense.
- Be colorful!
Don some festive colors to invite positive energy to your home. Red brings power, green brings in wealth.
- Serve a spread!
Go all out for your media noche feast. Have meat, fish, and vegetable dishes and different types of fruits and cakes on the dining table. These will bring in prosperity and good luck. But make sure you have leftovers of each—so you will not run out of food the rest of the year.
- Go fruity!
For each month of the year, serve 12 different fruits. Pineapples, oranges, apples, grapes, bananas, mangoes, lemons, watermelons, papaya, lychees, avocadoes, and pomelo. The combination of these fruits signify good fortune, harmony, happiness, prosperity, happiness, good fortune, and good health.
- Check it!
Make sure that your plumbing and electricity systems are working properly. Leaky faucets signify leaks in your finances; burned out bulbs signify poor “chi” flow.
- See red!
Give ampao, those red envelopes with gold Chinese characters, with some money inside. This signifies protection and good luck.
- Make noise!
Be safe but be merry as you welcome 2015. Blow on your torotot and whistles, bang on those pot covers to drive away evil spirits and ring in the new year.
Bonus Tip: Get a new ‘do! A new hairstyle gives you new perspective for the new year. There’s even more reason to get a trim if you’re single: it helps activate the Peach Blossom Star of Romance!